VIDEO: Trevor Francis from The Voice on a mission for stardom
PUBLISHED: 11:54 11 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:39 22 June 2013
Singing sensation Trevor Francis, who wowed judges in the auditions for talent programme The Voice, has said he hopes the competition will lead to bigger things.
The 30-year-old of Goodmayes, managed to get through the auditions before being eliminated during the battle stages – the last round before the live shows.
He said that while he was pleased with his performance at the time, it was not until he returned home that he felt upset about not getting through.
The father of two, who has toured with Mariah Carey and P Diddy, said: “I have been up and down with it and I’m just hoping that change will come and someone will give me a chance. At the time I was happy with my performance but when I got home I felt a little bit heartbroken.”
He signed up for the programme last summer and said he had to perform in front of three producers before getting on to the show.
It was not until December that he got through to the blind auditions, aired in April, and all four of the judges said they wanted him on their teams.
In fact, his future mentor Jessie J turned round within seconds.
He said: “It was nerve-wracking as when you come on to the stage it’s so quiet and then the music starts and you go into a different time zone. Jessie J turned round first and that was amazing.”
He was eliminated in the show shown on June 30, but is now hoping for more opportunities to carry on his singing ambition which began when he was at school.
Trevor grew up in Henley Road, Ilford and says he grew up with music as his father was a singer.
After leaving college, he went on tour as a backing vocalist with stars including P Diddy, Mariah Carey and Florence & The Machine.
He now works as a fitness trainer.
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